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by franko553
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

By the way: How many hashes can you possibly generate with a purely white pic? :?: There are 115 quattuorvigintillion, 792 trevigintillion, 89 duovigintillion, 237 unvigintillion, 316 vigintillion, 195 novemdecillion, 423 octodecillion, 570 septendecillion, 985 sexdecillion, 8 quindecillion, 687 qu...
by franko553
Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:56 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

Latent22 wrote:Yeah we only have 7-8 newpix to get to white at this rate

Does anyone have an estimate on the level of the tide at that point?
by franko553
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

CueBall is going down to help her up!

How sweet!
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm just not 100% how Aubron is ripping the image data. If it's set to read the URL from the XKCD page and then link to it, it's possible that the latest twerk to the comic page will damage the algorithm, and we may end up with multiple identical frames at the end of the sequence. The comic for 119...
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

Looking back through the archived frames...

For a few frames right before he left, the guy looked off to the right, over the water.
The girl did the same thing before she left.

Any theories as to what they saw?
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

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by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:02 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

He's rebuilding!
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

Image
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

If someone were clever enough to figure out what the next hash would be by examining the hashes from the previous images, there is a possibility of being able to reveal the rest of the images, however, I personally hope it remains a mystery. There is no reason to believe that there is a pattern. Th...
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

did we end up cracking the hash or are we just waiting for it the slow way Not possible. The hashes for each image are being revealed by a server, not calculated by the client. The hashes are probably just random and are being used specifically to prevent people from finding images in advance of th...
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

The nonlinear progression of time in this comic has been mentioned a few times, but has anyone compared the speed of changes in the comic against the number of people viewing the page? It seems like the changes are smaller around obvious end points like noon and midinght. I'm thinking this might be...
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

I am still unsatisfied with the idea that this is just a fluffy piece about sand castles for anyone to interpret the way he likes. XKCD is more deliberate than that. The title "Time", the medium of the regular updates, and the story of the beach and the sandcastle must be linked for a reas...
by franko553
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

Is the speed of time in the comic changing, or is he this much slower at building than she is? This is a good point. It does not make sense to presume that the story is happening in the same time as we are seeing it; there has been no indication of change in light in almost 48 hours, so I must assu...
by franko553
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106134
Views: 37252169

Re: 1190: "Time"

It is now 6 hours into Tuesday (Eastern). I have yet to see a what-if for today. Does anyone think that this has anything to do with the ongoing comic?

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